Animals in the Library Policy

Date of Origin: 7/92 Date(s) of Revision: 6/95, 10/99, 4/10, 5/11, 1/19 Owner(s): Director of Public Services - Operations, Director of Human Resources PURPOSE The King County Library System (KCLS) recognizes that some patrons may have service animals, which are trained to assist or accommodate a person with a sensory, mental, or physical disability or…
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Makerspace coming to the Federal Way Library

An ideaX Makerspace is coming to the Federal Way Library!  This new space for exploring creativity, emerging technology, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) is expected to open during the Winter of 2019/20. Library patrons will find introductory workshops and drop-in sessions, as well as access to 3D printing, audio recording technology, and other equipment inspired by community interest.…
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KCLS Foundation awarded $80,000 Boeing Grant for KCLS to Expand STEAM Education

The King County Library System Foundation (KCLSF) has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the Boeing Company to help the King County Library System (KCLS) expand STEAM education, with the aim of increasing access to technology and 21st-century workplace skills for thousands of low-income and underserved families. The Boeing grant will enable KCLS to broaden…
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King County Library System Honored with a Top National Rating by Library Journal

ISSAQUAH, WA - November 14, 2018 –The King County Library System has received the highest rating­–Five Stars–from the Library Journal Index of Public Library Services, which announced on October 30, 2018 the results of its 11th review of U.S. public libraries. KCLS was among 7,361 public libraries rated for the 2018 Index, and one of 257…
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King County Library System Squares Off Against New York Public Libraries at Sixth Annual Sorting Smackdown

MEDIA ALERT November 2, 2018 What: The New York Public Library (NYPL) and Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will join forces to take on the King County Library System (KCLS) in the sixth annual Book Sorting Competition at 10 am PST Friday, November 9. KCLS, which has a 3-2 lead over the New Yorkers, will be…
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September 2018 Kent Panther Lake Update

Metal siding was installed on the library’s façade after the building exterior was wrapped with insulation. A wood-slat overhang has been added to the library’s main entrance, and new windows have been installed throughout the entire exterior. Interior drywall taping has begun and inspections are underway. A small, square part of the exterior wall has…
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